Special Needs and Internet Safety

These days it seems the entire world is at our fingertips via the wonder known as the Internet. While the Internet is a valuable tool and very much a part of our daily life, it is not without its dangers. Although parents of ALL children and teens need to be VERY observant of their children’s…

So You Think Your Child is Delayed…

Now what do you do about it? In over six years working as a speech language pathologist, I’ve seen many different parents and a wide variety of parenting styles. I have worked with the very proactive parents, the worried parents, and the laid-back parents. No matter what parenting style they used, one thing is for certain:…

Back to School for Kids with Special Needs

Can you believe it’s almost time for school to start? Here at Kid’s Creek, we’ve enjoyed the more relaxed rhythms of summer, but we appreciate the structure that a new school year brings. We understand, though, that the beginning of a new school year can bring uncertainty and unease for some of our families. For…

Special Needs Parent Tip: Bullet Journaling

Have you heard about bullet journaling? Several months ago I started seeing the phrase “bullet journal” pop up everywhere. I had no idea what it was, and after years of trying and failing and trying and failing again to find a planning system that worked for me, I was both wary and curious about it. After visiting the official…

How Therapists Are Like Grandparents

A version of this post originally appeared on Bringing the Sunshine. Have you ever noticed that therapists have a lot in common with grandparents? Because I have two children with special needs who’ve spent a lot of time in therapy, I’ve been invited a couple of times to speak to speech-language pathology graduate students. These are…